The Friendship is part of a nation-wide village movement that coordinates volunteers and resources to provide a network of services, programs, and activities to support aging-in-place, or aging-in-community.

The village movement was launched in 2002 when Beacon Hill Village, in Boston, Massachusetts, first opened its doors for service. There are now over 15,000 members in more than 90 active villages across the United States, and over 140 more villages in development.
You can learn more about the village movement from the 
Village to Village Network.


​​Board of Directors

Jane Blair
Paul McCullough
Lucas David

Mary Kessler

Shaun Owens

Gloria Prevost

Donna Ray

Patricia Rock

Macie P. Smith

Our Mission:

The FriendShip supports older adults in the Columbia community who choose to live in their homes and maintain healthy, independent, active, and engaged lifestyles.

The Village Movement